We are pursuing two main goals that address both the fundamental science and practical applications of renewable energy production via I) bioinspired catalysts for H2 + O2 production via water splitting, and II) sustainable biofuels and CO2 conversion (hydrogen and hydrocarbon fuels).

Work on our bioinspired catalysts is described below. For our work with the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, please see our bioenergy research website. For more information through the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, please see the Dismukes faculty profile.


Heterogeneous Water Oxidizing Catalysts from
Inert Transition Metal Oxide Spinels

Molecular Catalysts for Water Oxidation
and Photoelectrochemical Cells
Hereogeneous Catalysts for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction